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California wines represented a 63 percent share of the U.S. wine market in 2005, which means about two of every three bottles sold in the U.S. were from California. Therefore, it's no surprise that wine lovers from around the world routinely descend upon California vineyards for wine tastings and tours. Here are a few places in California that are sure to please: A Temecula wine tasting: Fourteen award-winning wineries flourish in Temecula Valley, offering their delicious, locally made wines at affordable prices. In addition to producing excellent Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula wineries are known for Mediterranean varietals such as Viognier, Syrah and Pinot Gris. The success of these wines has resulted in numerous awards at domestic and international wines competitions and recognition for Temecula as a world-class wine growing region. Napa Valley: Several hundred wineries call Napa home and many are open to the public (some by appointment only). No matter your taste, you can find several wineries at which to explore and learn about wine - from large, world-famous wineries to small, family-owned hands-on wineries. Sonoma County: From casual tastings, education seminars and formal events, Sonoma County has plenty of wine events. But it also has non-wine related adventures which include golf, biking, hot air ballooning, horseback riding in the vineyards, kayaking on the Russian river and whale watching along the Pacific Coast. An African wildlife safari preserve offers tours and a unique venue for groups.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|